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Does anyone have experience with how Parkway fit compared to Strand or McTavish?
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Do I need to worry about buying some of the brown shell webgems now if I want either a strand or jefferson? I guess if I wait I can always do them MTO for the regular shell price with the MTO SF deal?
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I may give the Jefferson in Brown Shell or the cambridge in burgundy shell a try.  Since I just acquired the Alden PTB in dark ravello, I'm not interested in the Leeds or Dundee.  Any suggestions for AE's available shell??   Norwich looks cool but too close to the PTB.

 
Thanks in advance!

 

I think orders for the Jefferson in brown shell webgem have to be in by the 29th, and the sale starts on the 30th.

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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

Do I need to worry about buying some of the brown shell webgems now if I want either a strand or jefferson? I guess if I wait I can always do them MTO for the regular shell price with the MTO SF deal?

 

Strand should be available as a normal stock item. The Jefferson is a now-or-never deal, with the exception of a MTO.

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Originally Posted by BIGBERTHA View Post



Does anyone have experience with how Parkway fit compared to Strand or McTavish?



 



Do you have the same size in Strand and McTavish? Even though they're on the same last, the McTavish usually suns larger...



 



The room at the ball of the foot should be close to that of a McTavish, size-to-size. It isn't as narrow as the Strand at the ball, but tapers at the toe.

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Strand should be available as a normal stock item. The Jefferson is a now-or-never deal, with the exception of a MTO.
Yes and who knows how long the SF MTO offer will stand...
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I have a pair of cordovan bradley's that have always been too tight in the toe box.  Despite that i have worn them on occasion and it is ready for a recraft.  Has anyone ever had their shoe widened to an E during recrafting?  (is it possible?)

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Originally Posted by SBear View Post
 

 I'll keep my fingers crossed (for you too OptoDoc).

 

Merci beaucoup.

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Originally Posted by newbiealden View Post
 

I have a pair of cordovan bradley's that have always been too tight in the toe box.  Despite that i have worn them on occasion and it is ready for a recraft.  Has anyone ever had their shoe widened to an E during recrafting?  (is it possible?)

 

I don't think you can. The concern would be, when a shoe is recrafted, It is put on the original size last, and new leather is pulled down so that a new welt can be stitched on to leather that has not been perforated, previously. If the shoe was to be made wider, you would be stitching the welt to leather that was originally below the welt line, exposing the original, perforated leather.

 

Hope that makes sense..?

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Originally Posted by newbiealden View Post
 

I have a pair of cordovan bradley's that have always been too tight in the toe box.  Despite that i have worn them on occasion and it is ready for a recraft.  Has anyone ever had their shoe widened to an E during recrafting?  (is it possible?)

 

A good cobbler can stretch a shoe up to a half size. You want to be very careful and ensure they have worked with cordovan but it certainly is possible

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Holy crap, 13%!

NJ makes up for it in property taxes. They get their money either way.

 

Yep, but on the bright side, no sales tax on shoes and clothes here in NJ is a big perk. 

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I wonder if i have them stretch the shoe first than recraft|relast it.   i wanna try a local cobbler for some of this work - so this might be a good test of their capabiltiies.

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Yep, but on the bright side, no sales tax on shoes and clothes here in NJ is a big perk. 
I agree! I'm not complaining!
post #29864 of 46859
I should clarify. I bought a pair of Parkway in 7D and a pair of McTavish in 7E while doing some shopping in Portland. They were both crazy cheap so I overlooked their shortcomings with respect to fit. When I got home I realized that the Parkways 7D were unwearable...way to tight...toe crushing tight. Have since sold them. The McTavish 7E fit a little sloppy, but with the right socks are relatively comfortably. I am now looking at the Strands and wonder what size might work...I'm leaning towards 7.5D. Also, I wear a 7D in Alden Barrie.
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I guess then the question is if I already have walnut Strands and don't have any full wings, should I go with the Jefferson? Wait for the sale and get Cambridge? I seem to like the brown better than the burgundy.
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Strand should be available as a normal stock item. The Jefferson is a now-or-never deal, with the exception of a MTO.
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